SCOTT CITY - Neil J. Bland, age 85, died March 4, 2020 at the Wesley Medical Center in Wichita. He was born on July 8, 1934 in Plainville, KS, the son of Harley Cecil & Lilly A. Smith. A resident of Scott City since 1971, he was a technician for KN Energy from 1966 until he retired in 1995. On July 15, 1963 he married Thelma R. Meis in Plainville, KS. She died June 24, 2014 in Colby, KS.
Survivors include four sons, Byron Bland of Hays, KS, Warren Bland of Scott City, Randall Bland of Garden City, and Ryan Bland of Trenton, NE, one sister, Irma Ewing of Longmont, CO, and five grandchildren. Neil was preceded in death by his Parents, wife Thelma, and one Sister, Eunice Baham.
Funeral Mass will be held on March 9, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Scott City. Interment will be in the Scott County Cemetery in Scott City, KS. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. until 8 p.m. Sunday at Price & Sons Funeral Home in Scott City, KS. Memorials In Lieu of Flowers can be made to the St. Joseph Catholic Church in care of Price and Sons Funeral Home.